YCF Awards More Than $30,000 in New COVID-19 Emergency Impact Grants

August 10, 2021

Morgantown, WV. – Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc. (YCF) has recently awarded six new grants totaling $31,961 to assist nonprofits in addressing the impacts of COVID-19.  To-date, $195,651 has been awarded to 47 local nonprofits through YCF’s Emergency Impact Fund.

The most recent grants from YCF’s Emergency Impact Fund were awarded to: Libera, Inc. ($2,500), Monongalia County Child Advocacy Center ($8,961), Pantry Plus More, Inc. ($5,000), Salvation Army of Grafton ($2,500), Taylor County Family Resources ($3,000), and The Disability Action Center ($10,000).

Recognizing the unprecedented challenges faced by the nonprofit community, YCF provided an initial $10,000 to establish this non-endowed, emergency fund in March 2020. Businesses, foundations and individuals in the community joined the effort, making generous contributions. Recently, MVB Bank contributed more than $11,000 to the Emergency Impact Fund.

“The Emergency Impact Fund is a resource YCF made available for our region to help donors direct their charitable gifts to nonprofits,” said Patty Showers Ryan, YCF president.  “Some nonprofits continue to feel the impacts of COVID from an increase in services, to lost revenue from cancelled fundraisers.  Discretionary dollars help organizations continue programs and services for our region.”

Nonprofits in YCF’s service area of Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston and Taylor Counties are encouraged to apply for funding to cover unanticipated, additional expenses or losses related to COVID-19.  To ease the burden on these organizations, YCF offers a streamlined, expedited application process with an online application available at ycfwv.org/grant-opportunities/ycf-emergency-impact-grants/. Grants are currently reviewed on a monthly basis, and awards will be made as long as funds are available.

YCF continues to accept donations to any of the 150 funds it manages for the region online at www.ycfwv.org/donate, or with a check made payable to “YCF” and mailed to PO Box 409, Morgantown, WV 26507.  All contributions are tax-deductible.  A full list of funds may be viewed at www.ycfwv.org.

YCF’s mission is to promote philanthropy and build endowment funds to benefit our communities. Through financial resources, YCF extends many forms of assistance to qualified people, programs and projects. Primarily serving North Central West Virginia, YCF’s underlying goal is always to enhance the quality of life for those the organization serves.

For more information please call (304) 296-3433 or visit YCF’s website at: https://ycfwv.org.

YCF presents an Emergency Impact Fund grant to the Monongalia County Child Advocacy Center (MCCAC). From left are YCF Vice President Laurie Abildso, YCF President Patty Showers Ryan and MCCAC Executive Director Laura Capage.